Blog

  • April 18, 2018

    New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    To distinguish the new production from that of 1936, a small impression was added to the reverse dies, creating a raised dot on coins struck from those tools.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • March 27, 2018

    Fakes, Forgeries and Phonies

    By: Graham Iddon


    During the break for the English school board, the Bank’s Currency Department teamed up with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to give visitors a chance to handle some modern counterfeit bank notes.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • March 14, 2018

    The Bank-NOTEable Woman is Here!

    By: Graham Iddon


    Even if you’re not familiar with Viola Desmond’s story, it will likely become clear that the theme of this note is human rights and social justice.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • February 27, 2018

    Unpacking the Collection 7

    By: David Bergeron


    Canadian waters have also claimed their fair share of treasure ships.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 5, 2018

    Winterlude Weekends

    By: Graham Iddon


    So we decided to provide some winter-themed indoor activities for families out and about during Winterlude who’d like to either warm up or lessen their disappointment at not being able to skate.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • January 30, 2018

    Before the Erebus

    By: Graham Iddon


    Now you might wonder just how a museum specializing in economics and currency expects to interpret the history of a legendary arctic explorer—through money, of course.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • January 17, 2018

    While in Oxford…

    By: Graham Iddon


    The meat of the traditional museum experience is found in Block B. Here you will see vintage radio sets, encrypting teletype machines, more Enigma machines and a working reproduction of the “Bombe.”
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 3, 2018

    Decoding E-Money Is Here

    By: Graham Iddon


    Now that we are again back in our house, we’ve invited one of our wandering exhibitions home for a visit: Decoding E-Money.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • December 19, 2017

    Building the Wall

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s basically an enormous digital tablet—the biggest one you’re likely to find anywhere in Canada.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • December 6, 2017

    The Price of Victory

    We opened the Museum doors at noon on Saturday, November 11, and to my amazement, more than 70 visitors flooded our entrance in the first hour.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events